The Tree in the Courtyard

The Tree in the Courtyard

Looking Through Anne Frank's Window

Book - 2016 | First edition
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"The story of the tree outside of Anne Frank's window"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385753975
0385753977
9780385753982
0385753985
Branch Call Number: CJ GOTTE-J
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McCarty, Peter - Illustrator

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ArapahoeElisabeth Jan 23, 2017

I hadn't known about this tree before. I appreciate the information in the afterword and will make a point to visit one of her saplings if I travel near one. I thought it was especially poignant when the tree wonders why so many had tried to save her but who tried to save the girl?

ArapahoeSteffen Jan 11, 2017

The story of Anne Frank's chestnut tree, illustrated in soft sepia by one of my favorite illustrators - Peter McCarty. This book is a beautiful example of a picture book biography.

DPLjosie Nov 29, 2016

Beautifully illustrated and very powerful. As a retelling of Anne Frank's story you'd definitely need to know a bit more from her diary, but as a simple story of a tree's view of war it is extremely well done.

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